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How to Apply

Start and submit your online application using these simple steps.

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An Overview of Erikson Institute’s Application Process

Take the first step towards your graduate school career.

Applying to graduate school is a big decision. Make sure you have everything you need so you can start your journey on schedule.


Explore our master degrees, certificate and endorsements, licensures, and doctorate programs to find your path.


Make sure you have the background criteria, documentation, contact details for references, and transcripts in place to simplify the application process. Prepare for your application essays.


Complete your FAFSA, review tuition and fees, and explore options to make sure you have access to the right funding sources for your graduate work.


Create your account in seconds and start your online application immediately. Have your documents ready to accelerate the application process.

Schedule Your Erikson Tour

While not a necessary step in the application process, scheduling a campus tour is a great way to get to know our faculty and student resources.

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What Makes an Erikson Student?

We take a holistic and personalized approach to the review of your application.

While your GPA is a factor for admission, we’re really looking for those who demonstrate intellectual curiosity and a commitment to the children we serve.

If you’re interested in improving the lives of children and families, please apply — regardless of financial need, citizenship, and immigration or documentation status. We are committed to supporting Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy, and our alumni community includes individuals who have received DACA status.

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Evan Tracy, Erikson Institute alum.
Evan Tracy
MS Early Childhood Education 2013
“ At Erikson, you’ll be immersed in information, tools and practices that you’ll use again and again. Prepared to be your most powerful and to find an ever growing confidence in your own expertise. ”
Luis Bernard, Erikson Institute alumnus.
Luis Bernard
MS Early Childhood Education 2019
“ I can say that behind my Erikson Institute diploma, there are many caring professionals who are truly dedicated to my own progress and achievement in and out of school. ”
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Welcome International Students

Learn more about the requirements for international students and available scholarships.

Learn more about International Student Eligibility

Support for Students

Get the Help You Need Before Applying

Do you have questions about paying for your graduate work, attending Erikson Institute, or what kinds of support will be available when you attend?

Reach out anytime to our Admissions team. We’re here to help.

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We award over $2 million in institutional grants and scholarships each year, so find out how we can help you pay for your graduate work.

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We help those invested in helping children and families access the latest research and practical experience to prepare for a rewarding and mission-driven career.

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We make sure that once you join our community, the support doesn’t stop. Get help preparing for a successful career path and help at every stage of your journey with us.